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Man charged with murders of Tucson girls involved in fight in jail

Posted at 2:46 PM, Sep 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 21:43:01-04

The man accused of kidnapping and murdering two young Tucson girls was involved in a jail fight this week, according to authorities.

An official with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says Christopher Clements, who was charged with the kidnapping and murder of 6-year-old Isabel Celis and 13-year-old Maribel Gonzales last week, got into a fight with two other inmates at the Maricopa County Jail.

The official said corrections officers promptly broke up the fight and none of the men involved were seriously injured.

Clements, 36, was initially arrested in Maricopa County on charges of burglary and breaking and entering.

The convicted sex offender is now facing 22 felony charges including the murders of Celis and Gonzales.